March 13, 2015
By Veselin Valchev

 BHP Billiton share price: US Commerce Department to investigate dumping allegations

BHP Billiton plc’s (LON:BLT) shares lost 2.75 percent to 1,396.00p as of 14:53 GMT today, after the US Commerce Department said it had launched a one-year investigation into dumping accusations targeted at BHP’s Tasmanian Metallurgical Co sales to the US market.

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March 12, 2015
By Krista Hughes

U.S. to probe ferroalloy imports from Australian BHP plant

U.S. trade officials will look into cheap imports of ferroalloy from an Australian plant owned by the world's biggest miner, BHP Billiton Ltd , which could end with the imposition of duties, the Department of Commerce said on Thursday.

West Virginia-based Felman Production LLC has said large and increasing volumes of silicomanganese, an alloy additive used to make steel, from Tasmanian Electro Metallurgical Co (TEMCO) have "significantly undercut" U.S. prices.

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March 12, 2015
By Anthony Poole

US DoC starts Australian SiMn dumping probe

The US Department of Commerce has initiated an antidumping investigation into imports of silicomanganese from Australia, the US International Trade Administration said on March 12.

The investigation follows a petition filed on February 19 by Felman Production, one of two producers of silicomanganese in the US, alleging a dumping margin of 77.97% on Australian silicomanganese. The other US producer, Eramet Marietta, in Ohio, has not filed a petition.

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March 6, 2015

Euro manganese alloys see competition

There were reports this week of potential weakness for prices of manganese alloys in Europe, as mills began to conclude business across a wider range. Sources noted some renewed competition following limited price appreciation. Pending confirmation, there could be some adjustment for high-carbon ferromanganese and silicomanganese in Europe in the near term.

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March 2, 2015
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By Daniel Fitzgerald

Bulk alloy prices hold firm; trade case has little impact

NEW YORK - Bulk alloy spot prices remain largely stable against a background of stagnant spot trading activity, with some silicomanganese market participants seeing little short-term impact from Felman Production LLC's trade action against Australian imports.

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